This month I went on one of the best trips of my life to Banff, Jasper, and a small stop at Glacier National Park. It was an amazing 2 and half weeks of beautiful nature, winter weather, and wonderful memories made. My camera was in my hand most of the trip, which it comes at no surprise that I managed to take close to 3000 photos. Here is a look at my trip from my favorite photos I took!
My trip started with a night stay at this beautiful hotel in Glacier National Park, and then it was a drive up to Banff.
Lake Louise is honestly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. It a moody, rainy day when I went, which made it even more magical.
Instead of staying in the park, we stayed a little outside of it in Canmore, which felt a bit like it was in the Swiss alps.
Next stop was Moraine Lake, where it started to snow, which made it the perfect time to get a hot chocolate and enjoy the view.
If you’re looking for a jacket for rainy or windy days, I would highly recommend getting a Blocktech coat from Uniqlo. It was the only jacket I wore during my whole entire trip, and it’s perfect for both warmer days and colder days with layers.
This beautiful hotel in Banff looks like a castle, and although it is pricey to stay there, it’s just as beautiful to explore the grounds.
I usually don’t mind long car rides, but Icefields parkway, the road that connects Banff from Jasper, was the best car ride I’ve ever been one. Every time you look out the window there is a beautiful view, and it’s hard not to want to make too many stops.
The few days I spent at Jasper were filled with hikes to many waterfalls and cozy nights in a cabin.
A hot chocolate on the cabin porch after a long day of hiking was the perfect way to end the day.
On our last day at Jasper we decided to rent a rowboat for an hour since I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t rent a canoe on Lake Louise due to the wind. It ended up being one of my favorite memories from the trip, from going in circles far too many times to having to be rescued since the storm winds left us a bit stranded.
To have a city break we spent a few days exploring Calgary. Although I didn’t really take many photos, this one is one of my favorites from the whole trip.
Our last longer stop was East Glacier National Park, which we had gone to the year before. There was no cell service, which made it the perfect place to unplug and recharge.
I ended my trip in Denver, with a day of summer weather and finally being able to wear my new red dress from ASOS.
And that is my trip in photos! If you are thinking about taking a trip to Banff or Jasper, I highly recommend it. There is so many beautiful things to see and do, and I already have it on my list of places to visit again. Also you can see a video of my trip over on my YouTube channel.
Do you have any summer travel plans this year? If so, I’d love to know!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!